PBS NewsHour Weekend
A summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to provide in-depth analysis. Each weekend broadcast contains original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts. Anchored by Hari Sreenivasan.
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New Orleans Public Defenders (Episode #488H)
KQED 9: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC DEFENDERS: Budget shortages have led to longer jail time for poor detainees
Amidst a prodigious state budget shortfall caused by the sinking fortunes of the oil and gas industry, Louisiana has underfunded its Constitutionally-guaranteed public defenders for the indigent. The shortage is causing severe delays in court cases statewide, resulting in many pretrial detainees being jailed longer. In New Orleans, where the number of public defenders has shrunk by half, John Larson reports on how this predicament is playing out.
- KQED World: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 5:30 PM